We both love makeup and experimenting with different tones of lipsticks, eye shadows and blushers. The only difference with the products we use is normally the tones, colours and shades.
Lets be honest in the mornings we don’t have the time we would like to beautify ourselves so we keep our daytime look very fresh and natural. When going out to events or restaurants, we like to add a touch of glam. So our beauty tip to brighten up our day look for an evening out, is to add some highlight to our cheekbones and a rouge lip.
Before adding foundation to our skin we always apply a good base to our faces. We recommend The Body Shop’s All-In-One Insta Blur. We both have oily prone skin and don’t want to add too much buildup on the face which causes clogged pores. The Body Shop Primer is great to use as it’s perfect for sensitive skin. Also, it’s light, fluffy and smooth in texture and not heavy on the face.
Foundation can be a tricky one. We love wearing it, but it can be challenging finding the right shade for your skin tone. We both swear by MAC Studio Fix fluid foundation. It’s perfect because for one, it does not look like your wearing anything on your face. Secondly, it’s not too thick on your skin and feels light. Thirdly, SPF 15 is added to the foundation which is great for all seasons especially when the sun is shining. The finish is smooth and gives your skin a radiant glow. We’ve been using Studio Fix for years!
Shelley wears SPF15 Studio Fix NW50 and Michelle wears SPF15 Studio Fix NC50. We definitely recommend that you go in store and test out the foundations before buying so you can find your perfect match. Another great thing about using MAC foundations is that they recycle the foundation containers. So if you save around six MAC empty foundation containers, take the containers into your nearest MAC store you then receive a free lipstick.
Michelle uses MAC concealer NC50 mainly for the under-eyes. Being born with those pesky dark circles under the eyes, this liquid concealer is the perfect item to cover up those panda eyes. Simply dab a little under the eyes and use your foundation brush to blend in to avoid streaky lines. It certainly makes a difference to waking up tired looking eyes.
During the daytime we like to keep our eye make up to a minimum. We love to wear Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Care Mascara Ultra Volume Noir Black. This is a must have mascara and really brings out your eyes. While so many other products claim to give your eyelashes length and volume Bourjois actually works! Apply a few layers to your lashes and you will definitely see your eyes POP.
When we want to look that extra glam we use Naked eye palette by Urban Decay. Which has a variety of different bronze colours and is perfect for our skin tones. To finish the look on the eyes why not add eyelash extensions to give the lashes even more volume.
We have oily skin and tend to get quite shiny during the day. To keep the shine at bay, Shelley uses Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder Basic Brown 4. Only pat throughout the day on your T-Zone which takes that frustrating shine away. This powder is a must have and has been a trusted product for years!
To highlight our cheeks and add that necessary glow we use the MAC Sun Power Mineralize A74. It works well with all skin tones and definitely adds that sun kissed effect to your face.
A nude lip for us is the way forward for a daytime look. We use Revlon’s Creme 671 Mink lipstick which is light an amazing with that natural colour. Natural lipstick is great for an evening look too especially when you want to go for more dramatic eyes. When we add a pop of colour to the lip we keep our eyes more natural.
For a rouge or more darker lip we love Maybelline 757 Naked Brown which looks and smells divine. Lipsticks by Sleek are amazing! The colours we swear by are True Colour Lipstick Sheen Cherry 790 and Mulberry 788. Also, you cannot forget your Vaseline which adds shine and also prevents your lips from getting chapped and dry. 🙂
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